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Holy Cross Begins Fall Semester with Hope and Resilience

This academic year kicked off this past weekend with traditions such as move-in day, Mass of the Holy Spirit and more

The last weekend of August on The Hill saw not just one, but two move-in days. First-year students of the Class of 2025 moved in on Saturday, and on Sunday, the Class of 2024 took part in their long-awaited move-in …

Designing Museum Exhibits for Children – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

In collaboration with a local museum, Holy Cross students apply psychology research to improve museum exhibits

This summer, Florencia Anggoro, associate professor of psychology, and her summer research students are collaborating with the Ecotarium to create a new exhibit that helps children to understand the day-night cycle. Watch the video to learn more about their process. This profile …

Marine Biology Research in Maine – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

An experiential learning opportunity in Maine inspires three Holy Cross students

Holy Cross students Allison McGrath ’22, Isabelle Uong ’22 and Kerry Bresnahan ’22 are participating in research this summer with Marine Biology Professor Justin McAlister, who received a grant from the NSF to study seastar larvae and other marine organisms …

2021 Fenwick Scholar Introduces Ancient Greek Culture to Worcester Elementary Students

Inspired by her passions for the classics and education, Maia Lee-Chin '21 is bringing the "Iliad" to elementary school students in Worcester

Like most people, you might consider the “Iliad” a serious and intimidating piece of classic literature—a cornerstone meant to be read in high school and studied at the university level. But Maia Lee-Chin ’21, the 2020-2021 Fenwick Scholar, would say …

A Passion for Music: Fenwick Scholar Matthew Pinder ’20

With an opportunity to spend the academic year composing, this year's Fenwick Scholar gives the timeless narrative of the Passion a fresh take

If you had told him when he was a first-year student that he would be spending his senior year at Holy Cross composing music, Matthew Pinder ’20 — who had never composed before — would have had little faith in …

Video: Holy Cross Students Share Promising Outcomes After Graduation

In a survey of graduates of the class of 2019, data shows Holy Cross students achieving success in a variety of fields

According to recent graduates, outcomes look good for those who left The Hill last year, with students across majors finding success in securing job offers, internships and graduate program acceptances across the country. In a snapshot of outcomes for the …

Chaplains’ Office Offers ‘Closing the Distance’ Video Series

As the international coronavirus pandemic changes our way of life, the College chaplains turn to technology to maintain connection

As many across the country seek to find creative ways to stay connected in a time of social distancing, the College chaplains at Holy Cross are introducing a new video series, “Closing the Distance,” to offer the wider Holy Cross …

Video: A Very Holy Cross Christmas

Students, faculty and staff take time to reflect on the spirit of the Christmas season

12/18/19 by

Mount St. James is dressed up for the holidays and there’s a feeling of Christmas in the air. We asked students, faculty and staff to think about some of their connections to the season, like the favorite gift they’ve given …

Photo Gallery, Video: Class of 2023 Welcomed to Holy Cross Community

830 students from 36 states and seven countries arrive on campus

09/04/19 by

It was a beautiful, sunny morning as the newly minted Class of 2023 received a hearty welcome to their home for the next four years. Hailing from 36 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and seven countries, the bright-eyed students were …

Photos, Video: Over 200 Holy Cross Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Wide-Ranging Summer Internships

Whether advancing brain cancer research in the lab or opening up a shelter for the homeless, Holy Cross students are preparing for their futures

08/20/19 by

To the perennial question “How did you spend your summer vacation?” the answer for over 200 Holy Cross students was learning more about future careers and gaining out-of-the-classroom experience through summer internships.

Videos: Holy Cross Students Tap Intellectual Curiosity Through Wide-Ranging Summer Research Projects

Over 100 projects range from splicing proteins in a chemistry lab to developing the perfect strategy to win the game of Risk

08/02/19 by

This summer, more than 100 College of the Holy Cross students took a deep dive into cutting-edge research through the College’s Weiss Summer Research Program. Under the mentorship of faculty, students engaged in focused projects that push intellectual boundaries and …

Video: Class of 2019 Looks to the Future

Holy Cross graduating seniors reflect on their time at the College and what comes next

05/31/19 by

Ask any member of the Class of 2019 about their future and they’ll tell you the same thing: they feel prepared for whatever may come after graduation. A day before they graduated from Holy Cross, seniors took a moment to …

Video: Academic Conference Celebrates Students’ Wide-Reaching Research, Creativity

Over four days, 415 students of all class years showcased their work in a variety of disciplines through poster presentations, lectures and performances

04/30/19 by

“How many black women therapists do you think there are in the state of Massachusetts?” Olivia Fenty ’21, a psychology major with a concentration in Africana studies, asked a room full of students and faculty members at Academic Conference. The …

Video: Holy Cross Students Find Success After Graduation

Data and anecdotes from recent alumni showcase the breadth of opportunities available to graduates

03/20/19 by

What doors does a degree from Holy Cross open? If you’re a recent grad, you just might be changing the world by teaching music to refugee children in Palestine, finishing your second year of law school or managing clients for …

Video: Christmastime is Here at Holy Cross

Students, faculty and staff embrace the spirit of the season by sharing the best gifts they've ever received

12/19/18 by

‘Tis the season for celebration! Every year at Christmastime, the College of the Holy Cross campus transforms into a winter wonderland with festive decorations, holiday concerts and campus-wide feasts. In the spirit of the holidays, the Holy Cross community — …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Is Sought-After Expert on New Religious Movements

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With the American popular culture fascination for “cults” increasing throughout the past few decades, Holy Cross associate professor of religious studies Mathew Schmalz has been a sought-after expert on new religious movements, providing  expert commentary in outlets ranging from The …

Holy Cross Graduates Named to 2018 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

El Mundo Boston

Two Holy Cross alumnae, Kelly Garcia ’15 and Yarlennys Villaman ’14, are among those named to El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30” list for 2018. Now in its third year, “Latino 30 Under 30” honors young individuals making an …

Can the Catholic Church Be Saved? Holy Cross Professor Opines on NBC News

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Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was called upon by NBC News to share his opinion on the recent grand jury report revealing widespread abuse among 300-plus Pennsylvania priests. In a video …

History Professor Specializing in Kremlin Media Strategy Is Sought-After Expert on U.S.-Russian Affairs

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With the world keeping tabs on U.S.-Russia relations in anticipation of the second bilateral meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, media across the country are turning to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and …

Class of 2018: Reflections from Mount St. James

The graduating class sits down to talk about their transformations over four years at Holy Cross

05/21/18 by

If there’s one word to describe the Class of 2018 at College of the Holy Cross, it’s ready — ready to take the world by storm after four years on Mount St. James. The graduating seniors took a moment out …